Make the most of your vacation with a shore and land excursion that appeals to your interests. Knowledgeable, professional guides lead all excursions and offer special insights into the culture, history, wildlife, and geology of each destination. Discover first-hand how islanders went about the business of growing, harvesting and refining sugar in 18th century Barbados. Take an invigorating mush across a snow-covered glacier aboard an Alaskan dogsled. Or stroll through the maze of tiny streets in Mykonos, the birthplace of Apollo.
OVERVIEW: Hit the streets of Key West and visit three charming venues where you can sample Key West favorites. Visit Pepper's of Key West to sample award winning sauces and salsas, Sunset Tiki Bar and Grille to sample Key West pink shrimp, conch fritters and chicken satay with fresh mango salsa, and Kermit's Key Lime Shoppe for the official pie of the state of Florida. You will be entertained with the sights, sounds, and flavors that make this island such an unforgettable place.
HIGHLIGHTS: Visit three venues, two of which have been featured on the Food Network and Travel Channel, to sample Key West flavors. Receive a free souvenir t-shirt.
OVERVIEW: Sail out to North America's only living coral reef where the wonders of Mother Nature await your arrival. Once you descend "the stairway to the sea", you will discover coral reefs and an abundance of marine life including tropical species found no place else on earth.
HIGHLIGHTS: Board a state-of-the-art catamaran which has a large sundeck, shaded lounge area, fresh water showers, and spacious bathrooms. Sail to North America's only living coral reef and snorkel the pristine coral reef. Snorkeling gear and instruction is included. After snorkeling, complimentary water, soda, ice cold beer, and wine will be served.
OVERVIEW: See why the Travel Channel has identified Key West as one of America's "Most Haunted" locations and it has been ranked as the fourth most haunted city by Haunted America Tours.
HIGHLIGHTS: Enjoy a narrated tour through Key West highlighting its darker side, aboard the "Trolley of the Doomed". Enter East Martello Tower, a haunted Civil War fort, once the quarantine barracks for suffering soldiers and now home to Robert, the doll, the World's Most haunted Child's Plaything. Your Ghost Host will add a pinch of humor with tales of deathly love, tragic endings, scores to settle, wrongs to right, and ghastly folk. This tour is not recommended for young children or the faint of heart.
OVERVIEW: An absolute must-see for everyone who visits Key West is the home of Ernest Hemingway and his "home away from home" Sloppy Joe's Bar.
HIGHLIGHTS: Enjoy a walking tour through old town Key West. You will tour Hemingway's house, now a museum, including the home and beautiful gardens along with a chance to meet the famous six toed cats. Next, visit Hemingway's favorite haunt, Sloppy Joe's Bar where you will tour the historic building, learn of Hemingway's more infamous past, and see some fascinating memorabilia.
NOTES: This tour involves walking approx. 1.5 miles over paved roads and sidewalks with several staircases at the museum.
OVERVIEW: Since 1958, the Conch Train has entertained over 20 million visitors to Key West. See for yourself why the conch Train was voted # 1 guided tour in the State of Florida. Expert guides will turn back the pages of 400 years of history.
NOTE: Children 12 years of age and/or younger ride free.
HIGHLIGHTS: Take a ride on the Conch Tour Train and hear about the Conquistadors, pirates, cigar magnates and railroad barons. With stops at or near major attractions, you can visit the Hemingway Home, Southernmost Point in the Continental United States, see Mel Fisher's Treasure Museum, wander through the Aquarium or have a Cheeseburger in Paradise at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville.
The Conch Tour Train has been delighting and entertaining guests with amusing anecdotes since 1958. Hop off and on your tour as you meander through the Historic District of the island; enjoy the tropical scenery while listening to the stories of the extraordinary moments in time that make up Key West.Disembark in Mallory Square to enjoy the first attraction on our island: the Key West Aquarium. Pet a shark, touch a sting ray, feel a sea urchin in the touch tank, and view hundreds of species of Florida Keys fish, turtles, and live shells from our reefs as you tour the Key West Aquarium.
OVERVIEW: The best way to experience nature is up close and personal and this eco-tour by kayak is a great way to do that. Your knowledgeable guide will lead you through the calm, shallow blue waters, while paddling through a maze of mangrove-canopied canals and streams where you will see marine life, birds, and native plants. This is a great tour for beginners or experienced paddlers.
HIGHLIGHTS: Take a narrated eco-tour through the islands of Key West and Stock Island. Kayak the shallow blue waters and mangroves and enjoy close viewing of marine life, birds, and native plants. Complimentary bottled water and nylon backpack are provided.
OVERVIEW: Experience a guided tour of the colorful history and characters of Key West on comfortable beach cruiser bikes. Visit top destinations like Margaritaville, Louie's Backyard, Captain Tony's, Sloppy Joe's, Key West Cemetery, Ernest Hemingway's, and the Presidential Gate leading to Truman's Little White House as you learn about the past of the "Conch Republic".
HIGHLIGHTS: Take a guided cruise on beach cruiser bikes and enjoy a complimentary piece of frozen Key Lime Pie dipped in Belgian chocolate.
NOTES: Medical restrictions apply.
Three great experiences! Pet a shark, touch a sting ray, feel a sea urchin in the touch tank, and view hundreds of species of Florida Keys fish, turtles, and live shells from our reefs as you tour the Key West Aquarium. At the Shipwreck Treasure Museum, meet wrecking master Asa Tift in his 19th century warehouse filled with treasure and artifacts, lift a 70lb. silver bar, and climb the Wreckers Tower the best view of the island. Visit the only presidential museum in Florida, Truman's Little White House, filled with original furnishings from Truman's 175 days in residence. This national treasure is a fun and educational tour.
OVERVIEW: Enjoy the sights of Key West on a trolley tour with the opportunity to hop on and off at 12 stops.
HIGHLIGHTS: This tour will take you around the entire island in a 90 minute adventure that stops at or near all Key West attractions. With 12 stops, you will be able to get off and explore, dine, shop, and sightsee at your own pace. Then, you may re-board at your leisure for a full and complete look at the entire island. Your tour will end at Mallory Square which is centrally located.
NOTE: Children 12 years of age and/or younger ride free.
Important: Please remember you have up to 4 days prior to your sail date to purchase your regular shore excursions online. If you are within the 4 days, you will then need to purchase your shore excursions onboard; land excursions would need to be purchased directly through your Tour Director on the land portion of the Alaska Cruisetour. For example, if you are sailing on October 18, you can make Shore & Land Excursion purchases online until October 13.